(Glossogobius giuris) is a freshwater fish native to Mainit Lake. It is called “biya” in Tagalog and “white goby or tank goby” in English. The term “pidjanga” is also sometimes fondly used to refer to the Mainitnons, the people of the Municipality of Mainit, a town in Southern Philippines. This blog hopes to capture potentials of Migrants Pidjangas for the Development of our Town by attempting to document development issues, folk stories, and current concerns, about the Pidjanga — both the fish and the people.

Seven (7) Wonders of Mainit

1. Lake Mainit - Clearest Lake in the Philippines, Mainit's Identity and Soul
2. Mapaso Thermal Springs - The town's namesake, Dive in or submerge any object and you'll be petrified in minutes
3. Togonan Falls - Virgin wonder, Untouched by development, Unspoiled potential
4. Tambulayag Summit - Mainit's version of View from the Swiss Alps - it marries the beauty of the lake and the magnificence of Bohol Sea that kisses the horizon
5. Pidjanga - The lowly goby whose "fried liver" injects unparalleled intelligence among Mainitnons
6. Kongkistas eh Mamanwas - Proud ancient survivors of pure Filipino blood, bearer of unquestionable Filipino identity
7. The Acacia Trees in Rizal Street - Living monuments, Surviving witnesses of the story of Mainit and its people

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8. Jegols the Freshwater Alligator - Symbol of corruption, embedded in Mainit Politics - SOON to be ERADICATED by passionate MG Advocates.

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CBCP News: Mining threatens 4th largest freshwater lake in PH

SEVEN are in the town of Mainit, Surigao del Norte... of the 15 exploration permits (EP) that the Regional Office 13 (CARAGA) of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Environment department approved as of June 30, 2010.

Read more at and Surigao Today.

If you want to support the protection of Lake Mainit, contact me at pidjangaATgmailDOTcom or 0917-800-4557. Zimm/Peter/Pidjanga

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